The SureStart S50 Spring Starter is suitable for diesel engines up to 10 litres (610.2 cubic inches) and is available as a clockwise model. Smaller engines can be started with S20, S30 or S40 spring starters. Larger engines can be started with S60 or S70 spring starters.
Spring starters are a direct ‘bolt-on’ solution. They can be installed quickly and easily.
The S50 Spring Starter is used in applications including Caterpillar, Cummins, Detroit, Man, Perkins, Scania and Volvo.
The SureStart S50 Spring Starter is the first manually operated starter in the world to be able to start diesel engines over 8 litres (488.2 cubic inches) capacity. Compared to other non electrical starting systems, the SureStart S50 Spring Starter is by far the most economical option. It competes with electrical starting systems and as a result has drawn custom from a large number of shipping companies all over the world.
The S50 Spring Starter is used in many applications including Caterpillar, Cummins, Detroit, Man, Perkins, Scania and Volvo.
Video: Operating a Spring Starter
SureStart S50 Specifications
Flange-mounted SAE 1; SAE 2; SAE 3
1.5 litres (91.5 cubic inches) per cylinder; 6 cylinders maximum
1.25 litres (76.3 cubic inches) per cylinder; 8 cylinders maximum
11 to 13 teeth 10/12 F/stub
11 to 12 teeth 6/8 F/stub
11 to 13 teeth Mod 3
Pinion to flange face
Maximum torque at pinion
126 Nm (93 ft/lb)
Maximum winding handle torque
81 Nm (60 ft/lb)
Winding handle position
Variable in 8.5 degree increments
Turns to fully wind
2.0 turns to engage
15.0 turns to fully charge
21.5 kg (47.4 lb)
Starting aid below 5 degrees Celsius
Marine finish as standard: zinc-plated body and housing; powder-coated paint all over to withstand marine environment. Electroless nickel-plated shaft and pinion.
IPU's range of SureStart spring starters are a reliable, cost-effective way of providing manual starting for diesel engines in a variety of applications. Available for engines up to 12 litres, they are ideally suited to harsh environments such as offshore and marine and provide an ideal low-cost alternative to electric starting…